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NSFW Corp

Ex Techcrunch writer and seemingly wannabe raconteur Paul Carr (who looks a lot like a down syndrome Phil Dunphy) has a new business card: Founder at NSFW Corporation. As all of you know, NSFW stands for “Not Safe For Work”, generally indicating something fairly dubious, that you wouldn’t want your boss and co-workers to see you looking at. Carr isn’t exactly creating a porn network but is rather creating a tablet only publishing company. When I say tablet only, I mean completely off the traditional Internet, you’ll need an iPad, Android tablet or e-reader to see the content. According to Techcrunch:

Carr’s post-TechCrunch company, NSFW Corp, will shun the Internet in favor of a publishing direct-to-the-tablet model because Carr thinks that high-quality content and the web are two mutually exclusive things. NSFW Corp’s first publication will be The New Gambit, which Carr describes as The Economist as written by The Daily Show writers — something like The Onion, but for real news.

The idea is to charge 99 US Cents per 50-page edition of his magazines. Carr is quoted as saying: “I think there is something so satisfying about laughing out loud that it’s worth 99 cents of people’s money”

I think Carr is a pompous idiot but I also think he might be onto something here. For less than the price of my daily coffee I can get some great content delivered to my iPad daily. If he gets ten thousand subscribers he might be onto something.

Should we pay small amounts for content: absolutely. It’s high time we paid to support quality journalism and writing and I’d much rather give the money directly to the producer of said content than the newspapers or magazines.

Source (Techcrunch)

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